Burn Out Fund

Where does a family get help if their home is destroyed by fire? Fire strikes suddenly. Adults and children must leave a burning home without hesitation and leave behind all material possessions. Food, clothing, coats, shoes and a place to sleep are immediate needs of fire victims. The Burn Out Fund was established October 7, 1964 by Boise Firefighters Local Union members during Fire Prevention Week.  The Burn Out Fund provides short term assistance to families whose homes are destroyed by fire.  The organization donates cash to families so that they can get essential shelter, food and clothing. The current chairperson is Scott Pruett. He can be reached at (208) 859-7116.  
If you would like to make a donation to the Burn Out Fund, please send checks to: 

Boise Fire Department
Scott Pruett, Burn Out Fund
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID  83704

In 2011 the Burn Out Fund assisted 25 individuals and families with lodging, food vouchers and financial assistance, a total of $9,750 was donated to victims.  The Burn Out Fund participated in numerous fund raising events sponsored by community businesses where all proceeds went to the victims.